Target Corp. has altered its policy on political contributions after a controversial anti-gay donation sparked a boycott of the retail giant.

Jessica Carlson, spokesperson for Target, told gay weekly the Washington Blade that the Minnesota-based company had enacted the changes within the last month.

The new guidelines say the company will provide financial support “in a nonpartisan manner based strictly on issues that directly affect our business priorities.”

A committee of senior executives will oversee donations and decide whether to support individual candidates, parties or political action committees. The company will report on its website corporate contributions of more than $5,000. Some companies post contributions as low as $100.

“These changes are really reflective of that perspective that we gained over the 2010 election cycle,” Carlson told the paper.

Target found itself the target of a boycott last year after it was disclosed that the company had given $150,000 to MN Forward, an independent political fund supporting Tom Emmer, the anti-gay Republican nominee who lost his bid to become Minnesota's next governor. Target CEO Gregg Steinhafel apologized for the contribution, but rejected a request from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest gay rights advocate, to give an equal amount of money to a pro-gay candidate.

Progressive group launched a campaign urging shoppers to boycott the chain. The group chided Target for “meddling in our democracy” and refusing to “acknowledge its customers' outrage.” said corporate money in elections amounted to “political bribery.”